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Kalaachaara Marumalarchi Trust to cast its net wider to promote performing arts
CHENNAI, May 6: Kalaachaara Marumalarchi Trust, formed a couple of years ago to bring performing arts back to the temples of South India and preserve its rich culture and heritage, is planning to spread its activities so as to reach wider audience. The Trust has now decided to conduct festivals of music and dance round the year. The obejctive is simple: To improve the awareness about the performing arts and also to reach them to a wider audience.

The trust has conducted festivals of music and dance at the Thirukurungudi Temple (Tirunelveli) and Thanjavur Kamakshi Amman temple, Thiruchandur, Ekambreshwarar Temple Kanchipuram and Big Temple of Tanjavur.

Senior Carnatic musician T.M. Krishna, his wife Ms. Sangeetha Sivakumar, Mr N. Kumar and Mr K.B. Chandrasekhar formed this Trust in order to revive temples as cultural hubs and thereby promote the arts in interior Tamil Nadu.

"They hope to reach these arts to a much wider audience and thereby increase the awareness. They will be conducting both classical and folk performances in temples. These music and dance festivals will be conducted throughout the year coinciding with major temple festivals, thereby reaching the arts to the maximum number of people,'' says a release from the Trust.

These festivals will be organised with the support of the H.R.C and E Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu.